Venue & Events

Welcome Reception

Venue

As one of the largest cities in western Japan, Hiroshima has been a bustling, affluent and prosperous city with a rich history dating back to 1589, when it was established as the capital city of a powerful samurai warlord. Today, of course, Hiroshima is most well-known as the first city in the world to have suffered an atomic bombing, which occurred towards the end of World War II on August 6, 1945.

Around the city of Hiroshima, you will find many well-used green spaces, none of which are more important than the poignant Peace Memorial Park, where various statues and monuments reside, as well as the A-Dome building, which has become a symbol of peace and has been registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from war memorials, Hiroshima boasts some of the best traditional Japanese landscaping, including the beautiful Shukkeien Garden complete with tea houses, ponds and bridges.

Finally, there is the iconic Miyajima Shrine Island, which is revered as on of the “three views of Japan” with its towering red torii gate standing in the midst of the inland sea. Built in 593, it was renovated to its current splendor in 1168. The main hall of the shrine is furnished with vermillion-lacquered columns and Japanese cypress bark roofing. The shrine pavilion is a unique example of Heian Period architecture and has been designated as a national treasure of Japan. The Miyajima Shrine is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its close proximity to Hiroshima makes for a wonderful afternoon visit. 

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Welcome Reception

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, a welcome reception will be held in the early afternoon. Normally, the welcome reception follows the plenary or coincides with the poster session. The full details will be provided when the schedule is announced. Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served.

Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Time: 11:30 to 13:30
Location: Hiroshima City Bunka Koryu Kaikan
Cost:  Free for event registrants

Event Location and Headquarter Hotel

All sessions and the welcome reception will be held in the Hiroshima City Bunka Koryu Kaikan, which is situated alongside the Honkawa River and is just a short stroll from Peace Park. Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims. Also nearby are the Gates of Peace Memorial, the A-Bomb Dome and the Bell of Peace: all part of the UN World Heritage site.

Hotel Features
High-speed (wired) Internet access is complimentary in public areas. For security of your valuables, a safe deposit box is available at the front desk. The property has designated areas for smoking.

Guestrooms
All guestrooms are air-conditioned. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wired high-speed Internet access. Rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer showers with bathtubs, slippers, a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. In addition, each room has a mini refrigerator. Housekeeping service is offered daily.

Restaurants

Japanese and European dishes are served at Subaru Restaurant and at Cafe & Restaurant Rivers Garden.

Transportation

  • 15 minutes from JR Hiroshima Station by the Hiroden Streetcar.  Get off at the Funairi-machi Stop (E-1) and then walk 5 minutes east on foot towards Peace Park. The Bunka Koryu Kaikan is the large building on the left side street corner next to the Honkawa River.
  • 15 minutes by taxi from Hiroshima Station or 5 minutes by taxi from Hiroshima Bus Center
  • Approx. 1 hour Limousine bus from Hiroshima Airport (arrive at Bus Center)

Hotel Address

Hiroshima City Bunka Koryu Kaikan
Address: 3-3 Kakomachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0812

TEL: 082-243-8881
Email Contact Link: https://h-bkk.jp/contact/

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Hotel Reservations

It is not required to stay at the venue hotel. All participants are responsible for making his or her own hotel reservation. The cost of the hotel room is not included in the registration fee. Any guestroom changes, cancellations, disputes, etc., are the participant’s responsibility.

If you’re unable to secure a reservation at the venue hotel, there are many other hotels nearby. Questions regarding other hotels and rates should be directed to your travel agency.

Overflow Hotels

It is not required to stay at the venue hotel. All participants are responsible for making his or her own hotel reservation. The cost of the hotel room is not included in the registration fee. Any guestroom changes, cancellations, disputes, etc., are the participant’s responsibility.

If you’re unable to secure a reservation at the venue hotel, there are many other hotels nearby. Questions regarding other hotels and rates should be directed to your travel agency.

Granvia Hotel Hiroshima (Cost: $$$)
The hotel adjoins Hiroshima station, which makes it excellent choice for travelers arriving in Hiroshima by bullet train.

Toyoko Inn Hiroshima Heiwa Odori (Cost: $)
Amenities: free Internet service and continental breakfast. Located on Heiwa Odori Street, this hotel is just minutes on foot to Peace Park.

Toyoko Inn Hiroshima Station Shinkansen Exit (Cost: $)
Amenities: free Internet service and continental breakfast. Located next to Hiroshima Station, this hotel is just minutes by tram to the venue site.

Toyoko Inn Hiroshima Station South Exit (Minamiguchi-migi) (Cost: $)
Amenities: free Internet service and continental breakfast. Located near the south exit of Hiroshima Station, this hotel is just minutes by tram to the venue site.

Toyoko Inn Hiroshima Station Bridge South (Ohashi-minami) (Cost: $)
Amenities: free Internet service and continental breakfast. Located near the south bridge in front of Hiroshima Station, this hotel is just minutes by tram to the venue site.

Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima (Cost: $)
Located on Heiwa Odori Street, this hotel is just minutes on foot to Peace Park.